Volunteers wanted for 24 hour domestic violence hotline


(41.87244,-87.78226)
 

Cause Areas

When

Tue Jan 30, 2018 06:00 PM - Sat Mar 03, 2018 09:00 PM

Where

309 Harrison St.Oak Park, IL 60304

About

Sarah's Inn offers a 24-hour crisis line service to victims and families affected by domestic violence. Crisis line volunteer advocates make a difference in victim's lives, offering emotional support, advocacy, crisis intervention, safety planning, information and referrals to callers in a manner consistent with the policies and procedures set forth by Sarah's Inn.

This volunteer position requires a 6-month minimum time commitment, with volunteers taking at least two crisis line shifts each month. Crisis line shifts are completed from your home using a call forwarding procedure. Illinois state law mandates that Crisis Line volunteer advocates MUST first complete a 40-hour Domestic Violence Advocacy Training, which Sarah's Inn offers two times per year. A completed application, two references and an interview is required before you are accepted as a volunteer.

Next training start date for crisis line volunteers will begin on January 30th. Trainings are Tuesday evenings from 6-9 pm and Saturdays from 9am-4pm. Once 40 hour trained, volunteers can set their schedule and volunteer from anywhere they have phone access and confidentiality. Please visit www.sarahsinn.org for more information and to download a volunteer application and reference forms.

Skills

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Safety & Disaster Education
  • Child Welfare
  • Public Advocacy
  • Advocacy
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteers need to take a 40 hour training.
  • Volunteers will need to volunteer approximately twice monthly for 6 months.

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